September 2011


Food We Love: Garlic Chicken Wings at Hue Ky Mi Gia

Crunchy, meaty and crusty; these wings are addictive.

At Hue Ky Mi Gia, the relatively new, family-owned Chinese noodle shop in the yellow strip mall on Jackson Street, noodles are the star attraction (I like the roasted duck with dry-style noodles). But take a gander at the tables all around the room and you’ll notice there’s one other dish everyone seems to have…


4 Can’t-miss Fish & Chips Plates

As Indian summer lingers, fresh fish and chips take center stage in the Northwest.

Pike Street Fish Fry Alaskan ling cod and chips are served with your choice of six dipping sauces, including smoked chili mayo and curry ketchup. The flaky, paprika-spiced tempura-batter-dipped fillets are made even more perfect with a heaping side of French fries and a fried lemon.$8.80 Capitol Hill, 925 E Pike St.; The Walrus…


Huckleberry Hound

Langdon Cook goes apicking for the tart and tangy huck.

It’s time for a trip to the local confectionary, but be warned: This isn’t a jaunt down to the corner candy store. It’s nature’s candy store! Let’s go over the checklist. Hiking boots? Check. Map and compass? Check? Bucket? Check. Bear spray… We’re heading to the mountains to pick one of my favorite seasonal treats….


Why the Freshest Field Greens Grow at Leapfrog Farm

Christine Tressel's two acres near Poulsbo is a small, but productive farm, churning out fresh salad

Christine Tressel, owner of Leapfrog Farm, developed her keen sense of color and texture from sewing and painting. Both proved assets to her true passion—farming—as Tressel’s artistic eye now lends itself to the colorful salad mixes and richly textured floral bouquets plucked from her Poulsbo garden. “Our salad mixes can have as many as 10…


When Mad Men Ran Seattle

The world’s fair era of the early 1960s offers lessons on “Seattle process” and how to get things do

Today, we complain about “Seattle process,” of the dithering, second guessing, making and remaking of every major decision, from the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement and downtown tunnel to the 520 bridge expansion, to the Green Line monorail system. Was there ever a time when we got it right the first time? I’m writing the official…

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The Pursuit of Nobility: Interview with Lenny Wilkens

One of Seattle’s greatest sports icons eyes return of NBA

On a recent edition of three-time Emmy-award winning sports TV talk show “Pardon The Interruption,” cohost Michael Wilbon heaped lavish praise on NBA legend and Seattle icon Lenny Wilkens in celebration of his 85th birthday.  Wilbon noted that he’s a “basketball Hall of Famer three times over” [as a player, coach and assistant coach of…

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New auditorium, better BMX track and a greener Seattle

Casket Case Bellevue company’s product featured in Taylor Swift video Social media absolutely lost it after a casket manufactured by Bellevue-based Titan Casket was featured in American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s recent “Anti-Hero” music video. Tweets and Instagram posts from Swift’s fans about the casket have generated tens of thousands of likes and retweets, resulting in…